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ME-TECH announces agenda

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The 10th edition of the Middle East Technology Forum (ME-TECH) for refining and petrochemicals will take place from 18 - 20 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and is set to focus on key technology trends affecting the refining and petrochemical industry.

ME-TECH 2020, organised by Euro Petroleum Consultants, will cover topics of how technology breakthroughs are shaping the future of the refining and petrochemicals industry, including oil to chemicals technology, options for maximising conversion and meet evolving demand, and the latest developments in advanced olefins and polyolefins technologies among others.

The event will also highlight the role of technology in improving efficiency and productivity, and how technological breakthroughs can change the trajectory of oil prices, especially if unconventional oil producers, and high-cost producers in general, manage to slash production costs with cutting edge technology, potentially again leading to an oversupplied market.

A key topic that will dominate discussions at ME-TECH is the Oil and Gas 4.0 theme as this era is creating a paradigm shift in global growth and driving demand for petrochemical and refining products.

“The push toward incorporating digital tools to improve efficiencies, lower costs and expand production has triggered the Oil and Gas 4.0 era. The evolution is linked to the broader Industry 4.0, driven largely by technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, namely artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things,” said Colin Chapman, President of Euro Petroleum Consultants.

Another trending technology in the region is oil to chemical technology. ME-TECH 2020 will once again cover this topic with a line-up of experts and thought leaders.

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